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Old 06-02-2005, 12:39 PM   #16
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great advice joe, BTW is that race the Belleville GLORCS race? if so i will see you there!
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:14 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=joeparent]where are the shocks leaking from?

No, they are leaking on the bottom, from the seals...but that brings up an interesting point. Is it possible that I screwed the bottom cap on too tight, and maybe it squeezes the seals too much? Im not sure...mebbe I will try to loosen the bottom cap a lil bit n see what happens. I can say though, that the shaft hole, on the bottom cap, on all four shocks, does seem to be very slightly out of round... I am thinking of buying a new set of shocks also. And thanks ahead, for when you do post your set up info
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #18
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Ya that is the race !
as for leaking at the bottom...you might have ripped the o-rings when building them...make sure you use green slime or something else to cover the shafts in when building so the slip threw the o-rings and not rip them...I hope this helps....
I got 5 gallons threw my car and just starting to see a little leaking on 1 shock.I will rebuild them this week and the should be good for some time to come.
I hope you figure out what ot is ...to me this is probably the problem...but I don't know how you built the shocks either.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:00 PM   #19
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Yeah, I did use the green slime...Im at a loss...but hopefully Ill figger sum out..lol
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:26 PM   #20
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Well i picked up the car, tore it right down (second hand but brand new-never been ran) and just about done ptting it back together. Joe- I see you run Rossi Axe motors, what one you running in your 1/8?
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:38 PM   #21
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I am running the LSK.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:57 PM   #22
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I bought the TTR and had my first race with it last weekend. I loved it, kind of put my own set up under it by looking at several other set ups. The car was a rocket in the grove!!! Had a blast with it in my first ever 1/8th scale race.
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:20 AM   #23
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I've actually been looking for an S3. Where can you buy one?
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:46 PM   #24
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I have over a gallon through my S3 and this car is fantastic. When you start changing things make sure they are small changes and one thing at a time. This car really reacts to changes and you WILL notice that. I have had no problems with shocks, diffs, or leaking fuel tank. I may have a newer kit though. One thing that is coold is you do not need to run the thick shock oils in this car. I run 45 front and 35 rear. Really close to my electric car. I run 5,7,1 in my diffs and if you want to settle the car down a little run 5 in the middle and it smooths out.
I am running a sportwerks .21 this year to get used to the car, next year it gets the Collari B7.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:54 PM   #25
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please define "best" when it comes to shocks. I know a sponsored driver that has this buggy the first time he ran it he blew out all 4 shocks and is still having problems keeping them together. but after watching it run it handles the bumpy stuff great and it jumps like non other. IMHO. good buggy but put mugen shocks on.
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:19 AM   #26
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Try www.evolutionhobbies.com for a place to buy a Thunder Tiger s3 1/8 buggy's ,they also have parts and some hop-up parts IN STOCK!!they also have other Thunder Tiger products for sale like the new 1/18th scale mini trucks and parts,heli's,ek4 , motorcycles and nitro engines.
Again go to www.evolutionhobbies.com and hit the "MY STORE" to order online.

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Old 06-09-2005, 04:26 PM   #27
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I'm currently running a Mugen but I am interested in seeing which of the S3 parts will fit it. The parts that wear (CVD's, Shocks, etc...) are roughly half the cost of the other buggies out there.
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I have one. It's a solid buggy. Chassis design is different and so is the front shock placement. Extreme R/C did a write up on it and they seemed to like it. Only probs I can see are the front and rear shock towers since they are a bit thin. You can either get the option parts or go ballistic and get a set from Kingheadz.com. Those seem to be the most bullit proof out there.

If you are looking for one, Nitrohouse.com sells them as well as parts and options. It's a bit pricey but a friend of mine is selling 3 of them here on the forum. NIP and factory sealed. Contact Ericke1. I think he's selling them $450 shipped.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:37 PM   #29
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I would say that the reason he "blew all 4" is because they were either built wrong, or the oil was too thick. Not flaming you, just giving my opinion. I have talked with many sponsored drivers and they all really like the TTR shocks. Many of the guys are running Mygen springs for tuning options. I have all TTR option parts and will be running the Kingheadz diff brace soon.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:03 PM   #30
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I have not had 1 problem with my shocks...the car is great...
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